Love's Labor's Lost
Folger Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines... show more
Folger Shakespeare Library The world's leading center for Shakespeare studies • Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages facing the text of the play • Scene-by-scene plot summaries • A key to famous lines and phrases • An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language • An essay by leading Shakespeare scholar, William C. Carroll, providing a modern perspective on the play • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1st 2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
I knew nothing about this play when I started it, and I must say that I was often confused. The plot is basic enough : a King and three young lords swear off women for three years and then immediately fall in love with a princess and her three attending ladies. There is a great deal of banter. Unfo...
Four men who vow not to be distracted from their studies by love end up getting distracted. They all fall in love. Not to the same woman, but to four different women. It all seems somewhat lacking in drama and conflict.Instead, Love’s Labour Lost indulges in wordplay. Stichomythic conversations ...
You know what I'm not crazy about? Shakespeare's comedies
This is probably the most difficult Shakespearean play I've read, because it's almost nothing but wordplay and witticism. Otherwise, the plot could be explained in a few sentences. But for some reason I found it charming.